Shannon Mucha’s paintings are inspired by literature, poetry, and the history of ideas.
Shannon Mucha’s body of work includes a series of palette knife oil paintings and portraiture in a modified Abstract Expressionist + illustrative Impressionist style. The subject of her paintings are inspired by literature, poetry, and the Great books. While literature contains concrete images, layered themes and abstract ideas, these paintings strive to capture similar hints within the authors writing. Visual threads connect and unify this series.
Shannon has studied art history, graphic design, illustration, visual communication, photography, and painting. Before starting a family, she worked as a corporate artist painting murals and later as a graphic artist designing museum exhibits, environmental design, and print collateral for an international design firm. Shannon has traveled nationally showing her paintings at art shows across the country. In 2020, she completed her M.F.A. in Visual Story telling and the Great Books from Witherspoon College, lead by Mark Cole. She currently educates her children at home and is working on a visual diary of her journey through the Great books and T.S. Eliot’s poetry.
Shannon’s creative influences are Makoto Fujimura, Helen Frankenthaler, Alice and Martin Provensen and Ryan Hewett.